On Thursday, April 1, we’re participating in a uniquely Asheville event in lieu of our regular tasting: The Terrapin Beer Co. Asheville Pub Crawl. John Wetzel from Terrapin Beer Co. will be leading the crawl, starting at 6:30 p.m. that evening beginning at The Bier Garden. The brewery has done several crawls in Atlanta and their hometown of Athens. Deets:
Join us on a crawl of downtown Asheville, visiting five great beer spots! Bier garden, Mellow Mushroom, Bruisin’ Ales, Barley’s Taproom and The Thirsty Monk! Each stop along the way will have a Terrapin beer selection. Cost is $30/pp and includes beer at every stop and a Terrapin Beer Co. t-shirt.
Bier Garden / Rye Pale Ale Mellow Mushroom / Rye Squared Bruisin’ Ales / Capt’n Krunkles Barley’s / Hopsecutioner Thirsty Monk / Hop Karma Cask (India Brown Ale)
Pre-registration and payment at Bruisin’ Ales is required to participate. CASH ONLY PLEASE.
Asheville is already prevalent on numerous lists for travel—historic sites, the Blue Ridge Parkway, food, music, the arts, and craft beer. Imagine: Super-sexy high-speed internet access for businesses large and small. A wide network reaching even the most rural of communities, bringing us together. An school system as a network pioneer offering the best in education, plugged directly into the community. Musicians working at lightning speed. Our diverse, active and creative arts organizations benefiting for the über-hip HATCHfest, TEDx, the 48-hr Film Project, Twestival. A bigger and booming addition to Asheville’s high-tech sector. Live-streaming of Asheville’s very cool, consistent calendar of events and fundraisers. Maybe we could stream from Brewgrass or LEAF Fest? LAAFF? BeleChere? And think of the possibilities this has with tourism? I know, it’s the “dirty t-word,” but tourism is a big part of who we are. And for many, it pays the bills. But we’re warm people and we open up the mountains year-round and invite people to share in our world for just a week (or a day). I say: It’s time to show the world in REAL TIME who we are.
The Asheville Brews Cruise has spots open all week long. If you haven’t done proper tours of our local breweries, the Brews Cruise is a great option to learn about the brewing craft, sample beers, and best of all, have someone drive you around safely.
Check Barley’s Taproom this week for specials, especially the Bruisin’ Ales tap.
The Thirsty Monk is having Rogue Week at the bar downtown with 8 taps of Rogue Ales on draft. This is your chance to become a member of Rogue Nation!
Craggie Brewing Company releases its long-awaited Meet Your Maker Barleywine. If you came to the tasting at Bruisin’ Ales in February, you were lucky enough to get a sneak peak. Now the beer is ready, so head over to the Craggie Public Room tonight for the release. The Jig Is Up will also be playing traditional Irish Music from 8pm-midnight with no cover.
Wedge Brewing Company‘s brewer Carl Melissas is doing a nifty experiment at the brewery tonight, checking the temperature of beer the old-fashioned way—which is where we get the old saying “rule of thumb.” And free corned beef and cabbage tonight from 5pm until they run out!
Garry Segal & The To Dye For Band play at Jack of the Wood at 9:30pm. A blend of traditional and original country, bluegrass and blues. Garry’s soulful voice and expert harmonica playing is matched by peddle steel, guitar and an infectious rhythm section.